James Shen is Vice President of Qualcomm and Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures. He leads Qualcomm’s venture investments in Greater China, with over 39 companies, including Xiaomi, ThunderSoft, NetQin, CooTek, SenseTime and Mobike, all valued above $1 billion USD. James was General Manager of the joint venture by China Telecom and Qualcomm, as well as the head of the Qualcomm Internet Services China business unit. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he was founder and CEO of NeTrue Communications and Vice President of General Photonics, developing emerging technologies including VoIP, optical communications, and wireless Internet. Among these successful ventures, NeTrue Communications went public in 2000.
James received a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from University of Southern California and B.S. Degree in Electronic Engineering from Zhejiang University.
Thundersoft, headquartered in Beijing, is a leading Android core technology and solution provider, to accelerate OEMs’ high quality products quick time to market. Thundersoft has rich experience in Android base technology, middleware and application development, as well as system integration and services, enabling unique advantages in Mobile Internet Device industry and ecosystem.
Thundersoft’s product line is based on the Android system, including one-stop customizable solutions for Smartphone, Android system for Tablet, Internet TV and Set-Top Boxes. Some key technologies, such as Dual SIM Dual Standby, Multi-Screen support, 3D graphic library, carrier certification support and customizable UI framework, can effectively improve the user experience and provide the initiatives of innovation in the industry.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality technology doesn’t need to cost a fortune. The company creates hardware, software, and Internet services for the mobile market. Xiaomi’s product suite currently includes Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi Pad, Mi Box, Mi TV, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note, Mi Power Bank and other accessories. To date, the company has sold more than 18 million handsets in China in 2013 alone and launched products in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India and Indonesia.
Xiaomi went IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange in July 2018 under the symbol 1810:HK.
Founded in August 2005, Huaqin is a world leader in R&D, design and manufacturing of multi-category intelligent products, including smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, smart watches, servers, IoT devices and automotive electronics. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, Huaqin maintains R&D centers in Xi’an, Wuxi, Dongguan, and Nanchang, along with manufacturing facilities both at home and abroad. Not only are its products sold in China, but they are also exported to more than 100 countries and regions including the U.S.A., India, Latin America, and Europe, involving 80+ telecom operators and serving hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide.
Alo7 provides a “fully immersive” English learning environment for children 5-12 years old, focused on learning effectiveness, passive learning, and addressing the common complexities associated with English language study.
Chukong Technologies is a leading mobile digital entertainment platform company that drives and maintains a healthy development ecosystem, provides users with excellent digital content, and pushes the digital entertainment experience forward. Chukong has helped some of the world’s largest mobile developers navigate the complexities of the Chinese mobile market, as well as developed and published many of the most popular mobile titles in China, such as the Fishing Joy franchise. Chukong Technologies aims to become a leading digital distribution company and is currently expanding its infrastructure and partnerships to facilitate new business opportunities. Headquartered in Beijing, China, the company also has operations in America, Japan, etc.
Eques offers customer friendly DIY smart home security products such as Wi-Fi Door Viewer, Smart Camera, Smart Lock, and Smart Home Security Systems. Eques is committed to combining wireless broadband technology, internet of things and security to provide products that give customers a smarter life.
Founded in 2009, Beijing Acsm Agriculture Consultant and Smart Management Technology Service Co., Ltd. is a leading agricultural Internet company in China. It locates a big agricultural data service platform as the core of farm management. It is committed to improving the farm management level by intelligent means, increasing farmer’s income and improving industrial efficiency. The company has been joint invested by New Hope Group, Sequoia Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.
The company is headquartered in Beijing, and has branched in Hebei, Shanxi, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Fujian, Neimenggu and Guizhou now. The service covers the cash crop area and field crop area of nearly 1,000 counties in 32 provinces.
Founded in April 2009, Foneric has been dedicated to developing and selling hardware and software based on advanced audio, communication and imaging technologies. Foneric is located in China’s leading technology center – Shenzhen, collaborating with local partners and top international technology companies, such as Qualcomm, Samsung, Sharp or Ambarella closely, Foneric can provide customers with the world’s leading technical service solutions.
Founded in Shanghai in 2006, Madhouse is a leading mobile advertising platform and service company. Focused exclusively on mobile data-driven programmatic, the company aims to optimize mobile marketing investment and expand international audience for the clients. It not only helps brand advertisers engage target audience, build brand awareness, enhance purchase intention and increase customer loyalty in China, but also provides solutions for mobile app marketers to acquire high quality users globally. Madhouse expanded into India in 2012 and has become the largest mobile advertising company in the market. It has more than 240 employees in six offices across China and India.
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile internet services. NQ Mobile’s portfolio of offerings includes mobile game publishing platforms, mobile advertising platforms, mobile entertainment applications and platforms, mobile security and productivity applications and other mobile applications.
SJ Semiconductor Corp. (SJSemi) was established in August 2014 in Jiangyin, China. SJSemi is the first pure-play MEOL(Middle-End of Line) Foundry which adapted and implemented Front-End wafer manufacturing and quality system in China for global services. SJSemi’s main business is on bumping, Cu pillar, RDL and Testing for 12″ wafers. The company also places heavy RD emphasis on Fan-out, TSV and 3D technologies.
Yongche provides car-sharing solutions that are convenient and comfortable. They offer a wireless dispatch platform with response times within 12 seconds of order. Yongche has covered 122 domestic cities and 30 overseas cities such as New York, London, Sydney, Vancouver and more to come.
YYG was founded in May 2012. YYG adheres to R&D of display technology and IP licensing as well as the design of driver IC, focusing on consumer electronics markets including mobile phones, notebooks, TVs, and AR/VR. YYG has cooperated with major panel manufacturers and driver IC companies across the world. Their core patented technologies have been officially commercialized in a number of well-known mobile phone and TV brands. YYG has won the favor and investment of many leading companies and Industry Capital Institutions in the semiconductor and display fields, such as Qualcomm Ventures. YYG’s business has developed rapidly with the company’s scale continuously expanding.
Maketion currently operates two core business: Maketion App and Ad7. The Maketion App is a business card management tool for professionals. With over 5 million active users, the Maketion App continues to perform strongly in data cumulation and user acquisition. In July 2014, Maketion launched Ad7 for the enterprise sector. Ad7 offers an advanced marketing automation platform which combines the capabilities of Real Time Bidding and a proprietary Data Management Platform (DMP), all enabled by Maketion’s rich professional related database. The platform helps B2B enterprise capture the target audience from multiple interaction channels and store them in its own DMP. With direct trading connections to all the major Ad Exchanges in China, Ad7 can deliver highly tailored one to one marketing campaign to more 30,000 websites.
Unisound has launched a series of voice recognition service middleware and platforms, which have been widely deployed in mobile Internet, smart appliance, wearables, on-car navigation, healthcare, education, and call centers by providing professional voice recognition service to enterprises and consumer users.